How to Make a Minecraft Spigot Server

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This guide is to set up the modded server SpigotMC. You may want a server with more customization features to use, and an easy to setup and use interface. In this page, we are going to show you how to set up a server easily. For your information, Spigot is updated for full 1.15.X functionality.

OBTAINING THE FILES

The first thing that you have to do is to download the latest BuildToolsGUI.exe from here. To use this program, you need have .NET 4.5 installed. If you have used your computer for a while, you may already have it. If not, please grab the installer.


PREPARING THE SERVER

Now that you have BuildToolsGUI, you are ready to start. Please open the BuildToolsGUI.exe file, and if you want, you are able to change the version with the drop-down menu. Simply click “Run BuildTools”. It is going to start running, and you are able to wait a bit until it has finished running. Usually this may take a while, depending on your connection and your computer. After it is done running, you are able to open the BuildTools folder created in the same directory as the executable. Next, you need to create a folder on your desktop named “Spigot”. Please copy the file “spigot-1.x.x” to the Spigot folder, and rename it to spigot. Then, you are able to open a text editor such as Notepad, and paste the following code in:

java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar spigot.jar

In your text editor, you have to chose File > Save As, and navigate to the Spigot directory. Change the name of the file to run.bat.

STARTING THE SERVER FOR THE FIRST TIME

  • Please double-click your run.bat in the Spigot directory. A command prompt window is going to open briefly, then close.
  • Now, you have to open eula.txt in the Spigot directory, and change eula=false to eula=true.
  • Lastly, double-click run.bat again to start the server. Some new files are going to be created in the Spigot directory.

Finally, your server is now up and running. To connect to it, you need to open the version of Minecraft your server is on, click Multiplayer, then Direct Connect, and type in localhost as the server IP. You have to connect to the world that was generated a moment ago. Now, you are able to start to customize your server with the various options included and plugins that you can download.

CUSTOMIZING YOUR SERVER

With the Command Window still open, you have to type op <yourusername> and hit Enter. Now, you are an operator and have privileges to execute commands on the server. Other file to play around in is the server properties file. Please open it up with a text editor and play around. When you are done on your server, you have to type stop into the console to stop the server. To install a plugin, you must place it in the Plugins folder in your Spigot directory. To start your server again, simply you are able to double-click run.bat.

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